• The BBC reports that British e-commerce pure play Ocado has signed a deal with French chain Groupe Casino that will have it building “an automated warehouse to serve the Greater Paris area and the Normandie and Hauts de France regions … Work on the new centre in France will start immediately and is expected to take at least two years.

“Groupe Casino will also use Ocado's e-commerce technology to develop its own online business, starting with its sub-brand monoprix.fr."

According to the BBC story, “Ocado's chief executive Tim Steiner said: "We believe that the scalable, modular end-to-end solutions provided by the Ocado Smart Platform will allow retailers such as Groupe Casino to build their online grocery offer in a way that is profitable and sustainable, creating value for customers, suppliers and shareholders.”